The Firehouse Community Development Corporation services are a holistic approach to identifying youth and young adults that are High Risk, At-Risk, impacted youth, and intentional youth and provide transformational and lifestyle wellness approaches to them, their families, and communities. We confront systemic barriers, inequities, inequalities, social injustices, justice, employment bias, and educational stigmas amongst minority youth.
FCDC resolves gang conflicts and the prevention of violence in neighborhoods. We help to implement an immediate course of action and a safe redirection plan.
Consists of individual or small process group discussions. Build on the relational theory approach youth are given an opportunity to speak from the heart, build trust and establish a healthy relationship with staff and peers
Tattoo Removal Program
Clients reach a decision point where they have made bad decisions and want to disassociate themselves from gang affiliations. In collaboration with the City of San Jose Gang Tattoo Removal Program (up to 25 years old). The clients are referred to the program, assessed, and upon approval they are referred to Valley Medical Hospital which removes gang-affiliated tattoos safely by doctors.
Economic Stability & Outreach
The FCDC team is committed to assisting young people to become responsible, self-reliant, and self-sufficient in all aspects of life and dependable contributors to their families and community.
- Food Securities
- Addressing Poverty
- Housing Stability
- Social Wellness
- Higher educational equity
- Reskill Development
- Transportation Resources
Work Experience Placement (New Program Launch 2020)
Due to Covid-19, many students experienced financial impacts on family incomes. Firehouse created this program to assist students with job placement. Employers such as Target, Work to the Future, and Airport Union.
Economic Stability in Technology for Minority Youth
Firehouse Tech Program: Launch 2023
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) Youth and Young Adult Training Program by Silicon Valley USTEC partnership
- Information Technology Training Program Youth & Young Adult KOACHIT Technology Education LLC
Firehouse Co-Ed Technology Program
Parenting & Healthcare
Many of our participants are young parents. Therefore, our services are not limited to youth but a holistic approach that serves them and their families with overall health and wellness resources to thrive. Our Family Parenting Program gives participants practical tools and skills from certified family life specialists on the basic principles for creating and maintaining a healthy family.
- Access to quality healthcare, health insurance coverage, and health literacy
- Strengthen family relationships
- Develop practical skills for family living
- Enable families to function supportively
- Keys for blended families
- Communication skills
The objective of FCDC is to empower youth with the essential skills to make critical decisions that will shape their future.
FCDC offers a second, third, and fourth… chance challenge for adjudicated youth. We train, educate and mentor youth, empowering them to re-enter their community with confidence and hope for a better future.
4 or More F’s Academic Improvement Program
- Social Interaction
- Academic Progress
- Tutoring (as needed)
- Graduation Readiness
- Employment Readiness
An individual plan of action is developed for each youth. Goals are established, and resources are available to meet their immediate needs. Case Management may include but is not limited to school issues, meeting with probation officers, medical needs, housing, and food.
Emergency COVID Services
The Firehouse follows the guidelines established by the CDC and local healthcare departments.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Statement
We prioritize building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization to ensure all feel welcome at FCDC. Our policy and practice are to value everyone from all backgrounds, races, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you come from, you have a purpose, and your life experiences and choices can help others. Our board and staff come from different backgrounds but share a passion for helping the community thrive. Our differences make us more equipped as a team; we can reach more.
Firehouse Community Development Corporation is committed to our Strategic DEI Plan. The Bay Area and Central Valley communities are incredibly diverse, and our organization's makeup represents that diversity allowing FCDC to serve the community better.
We create an inclusive, equitable, and supportive atmosphere in our organization. FCDC DEI achievement is daily self-awareness to ensure everyone is treated equitably, equally, and inclusive in the workplace and in serving our community in that commitment to the DEI initiative and goals. FCDC believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not a destination; it is a way of life and a commitment by our board, leadership, and staff to maintain our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to all humanity.